Fusing crystals and casting resin together
Each individual component is painstakingly crafted and prepared before being put into a composition. Let me tell you how.
The raw materials
Resin is a tricky compound to work with. It requires certain conditions to be met and a whole range of moulds, release agents, mixing and weighing equipment is required.
Add in a degassing chamber (to release bubbles) and a hundred different pigments, metallic powders and ink tints and you begin to see that creating 3D objects from a liquid is anything but straightforward.
The cast resin shapes form the backbone of these artworks. They are designed, cast, placed and arranged with great care and I have created some truly unusual and beautiful forms of colour, shape and texture.
To me it feels a similar process to that of a Michelin starred chef; you spend hours perfecting the tiniest flavour for that special dish – along with a number of others – to create a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts.
That’s what these crystal and resin artworks are like – the perfect embodiment of skill, patience and creative freedom.
Oh, and they look freakin’ fantastic to by the way!